While I do not need more ‘proof’ that coffee is good and not, as one friend calls it, ‘the devil’s urine’; this article in Yahoo’s food page offered pleasant support to an already pleasing endeavour. Although, I must say that I have a slight issue with number 4: ‘[Coffee] can harbor bacteria.’ (Keep in mind, this article is about facts and not benefits; the two can be quite different).
My issue here is that, in light of what the ‘fact’ states, bacterial growth is not necessarily the fault of coffee; the fault in this case lies with those who fail to clean out their coffee makers. (Heaven forbid that I suggest humans need to own up to the problems they cause and not assign blame elsewhere). Moreover, the propensity for bacterial growth is not something exclusively inherent to coffee; nearly any (if not all) food stuff has the potential of becoming the host for a bacterial Glastonbury. Thus, there is no real (or even good) reason to single out coffee in this way. Shame.
Now, time for more coffee.